Professional Development

The Offices of Curriculum Initiatives and Faculty & Instructional Development offer a Study Abroad & Global Experiences Certification. This series of three courses was designed for faculty and staff that are interested in developing a short-term Study Abroad program and/or taking the initial step to internationalize their course curriculum. The designation will indicate completion of 21 hours of professional development in the area of study abroad and global experiences.

Full-time faculty and staff that are interested in leading a short-term Study Abroad program are required to complete the certificate in the prescribed order below. Please register in advance by visiting the Valencia EDGE. Click the video below for instructions on how to register for a professional development course: video.

Complete the SAGE Certificate in the following order
 
1

LCTS3315
Introduction to SAGE
6 hours

2

INDV3356
Stewardship as a Study Abroad Leader
5 hours

3

LCTS3316
Designing a Study Abroad Proposal
10 hours

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LCTS3315: Introduction to SAGE – 6 hours

Participants will engage in an overview of the Study Abroad program, the student global distinction pathway, and global competency skills. Additionally, participants will develop a global perspective as well as explore different models for internationalizing curriculum and high impact educational practices.

Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification and must be taken first in the series of required courses Stewardship as a Study Abroad Program Leader (INDV 3356) and Designing a Study Abroad Proposal (LCTS 3316). Although leading a study abroad program is limited to full-time faculty, this course is appropriate for all faculty interested in learning more about internationalizing their curriculum.


INDV3356: Stewardship as a Study Abroad Leader – 5 hours

Participants will develop global leadership skills to lead study abroad experiences. Participants will learn how to create an atmosphere of inclusion and mitigate issues when studying abroad through exploring a variety of scenarios and role-playing. Additionally, faculty will develop a risk management plan. This course is designed for full-time faculty interested in leading a study abroad program.

Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification. Participants must successfully complete the following prerequisite prior to enrolling in this course: Introduction to SAGE (LCTS 3316).


LCTS3316: Designing a Study Abroad Proposal – 10 hours

Participants will create authentic learning experiences for studying abroad. Additionally, participants will develop a curriculum plan, destination logistics, budget, and recruitment strategies.

Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification. Participants must successfully complete the following prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course: Introduction to SAGE (LCTS 3315) and Stewardship as a Study Abroad Leader (INDV 3356). This course is designed for full-time faculty interested in leading a study abroad program.